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Farm Aid Invites Fans to Connect on the #Road2FarmAid and Through the Official Concert Mobile App

Farm Aid Invites Fans to Connect on the #Road2FarmAid and Through the Official Concert Mobile App

RALEIGH, NC August 26, 2014 — Farm Aid announced today the return of the #Road2FarmAid and the official Farm Aid 2014 concert mobile app, which is now available for iPhone and Android devices. Farm Aid 2014 Tickets and more tickets… Back for the second year in a row, fans can kick off their Farm Aid 2014 concert experience with the #Road2FarmAid on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. The #Road2FarmAid invites posts from people who are attending the Farm Aid 2014 concert and anyone wanting to share their own vision for strong farm and food communities. Participants who tag their photos and videos on social media sites could win Farm Aid 2014 T-shirts and be entered to win a grand prize […]

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

Drag Bingo at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre

CARY, NC August 26, 2014 – Drag Bingo is a fabulous fundraising event that involves the generous participation of volunteers, sponsors, and a multitude of bingo heroes. While this event takes place about seven times a year, this will be the first time Booth Amphitheatre will serve as host venue. Bingo enthusiasts are known to scramble to buy tickets for this event so don’t delay!  If you love a good game of bingo and equally love to be entertained, you will want to be with us on October 11 and watch as the BVD’s (Bingo Verifying Divas) dazzle the crowd with their outrageous costumes, hairstyles and performances centered around the “silly” game of bingo! Proceeds to benefit the Alliance of […]

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

“A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier” Summer Living History Program at Bentonville Battlefield Aug. 23

FOUR OAKS, NC August 22, 2014 – The sounds of artillery and musket fire will once again ring out at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. The annual summer living history program, “A Day in the Life of a Civil War Soldier,”will be held Saturday, Aug. 23. Costumed living historians will demonstrate how soldiers made meals, maintained their weapons, equipment and uniforms, trained for battle, withstood the weather and much more. This free program will feature musket demonstrations at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and artillery firings at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Visitors can visit a Civil War soldier’s camp and discover what role the enlisted man played in battle. Re-enactors from the Co. D 27th […]

Join a Photography Workshop With Guest Curator: Capture Your Local History

Join a Photography Workshop With Guest Curator: Capture Your Local History

RALEIGH, NC August 21, 2014 – Fine art photographer Dr. Brenda Scott is guest curator of the exhibit Stagville: Black & White, on view at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Her striking images present Stagville State Historic Site in Durham through a different lens, showing the beauty and resilience of the structures and of the people who lived and worked in them. Scott will lead a photography workshop about how to document the people and places of your local history. Sign up for Picturing History: Photography Workshop on either Friday, Sept. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m., or Saturday, Sept. 6, from 1 to 3 p.m. For ages 10 and up, the program costs $8 per person and […]

Webcast on Discovering Gold at Reed Gold Mine Sept. 18

Webcast on Discovering Gold at Reed Gold Mine Sept. 18

MIDLAND, NC August 20, 2014 – Thousands of miners flocked to the nation’s first documented gold find, not in the hills of California, but in the piedmont of North Carolina. In 1799, a shiny and heavy rock found by little Conrad Reed and used for a doorstop was, in reality, a 17-pound gold nugget. Once identified, the news spread and the Carolina Gold Rush was on.   The Reed farm is now the popular Reed Gold Mine State Historic Site where visitors can still pan for gold through October. A webcast at the site Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. will explore the history of gold mining in North Carolina, and anyone can sign up to view the webcast at http://www.ncdcr.gov/DCRTV.  […]

Results of The Asheville Wine and Food Festival Wine Competition

Results of The Asheville Wine and Food Festival Wine Competition

ASHEVILLE, NC August 20, 2014 – The French Broad Vignerons announce the results of the Asheville Wine and Food Festival Wine Competition. These wines were evaluated by teams of trained judges who tasted and rated the wines submitted for the 2014 Asheville Wine and Food Festival. Wines were evaluated using a modified version of the UC – Davis wine evaluation protocol. Each wine was tasted by two panels of judges to assure quality of evaluation. Those wines earning Gold or Silver medals became the first wines named Best Of The Appalachians (BOTA) by the Vignerons. Many of the medal wines are made in small wineries that self distribute or sell their wines only at the winery. At each winery website, […]

Opening Night of the Wilmington Symphony Features Mozart’s Classic for Flute and Harp

Opening Night of the Wilmington Symphony Features Mozart’s Classic for Flute and Harp

WILMINGTON, NC August 21, 2014 – Opening Night of Wilmington Symphony’s 2014-15 Masterworks Season, showcases Mozart’s delightfully lyrical Concerto for Flute and Harp, featuring Christina Brier (harp), and Mary Jo White (flute), and Carl Nielsen’s Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”, on Saturday, September 20th at 8:00 pm in Kenan Auditorium.  Tickets available by calling 910-962-3500. Conductor Steven Errante says, “We’re opening the season with the delightful Mozart Concerto for Flute and Harp, written by the composer during his youthful Paris days. And for maximum contrast, ‘The Inextinguishable’ symphony of Carl Nielsen is a 45-minute struggle between darkness, light, and every emotion in between. In the triumphant ending, light prevails.”   A virtuosic harp performer and music educator, Christina Brier performs […]

Fire in the Pines at Halyburton Park in Wilmington

Fire in the Pines at Halyburton Park in Wilmington

FIRE IN THE PINES EVENT Saturday, October 11     11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Halyburton Park, 4099 S. 17th Street Fire in the Pines event will be held at Halyburton Park.   The event is free and will be held rain or shine The event will include: Demonstration of Controlled Burn Live Blue Grass Music Hayride around the park Guided hike Educational Booths Scavenger Hunt Live Animals Games and Crafts   For more information, call 341.0075 or visit www.fireinthepines.org

Booth Amphitheatre: Pickin’ In The Pines Bluegrass Series Returning This Fall

Booth Amphitheatre: Pickin’ In The Pines Bluegrass Series Returning This Fall

CARY, NC August 20, 2014 —While the summer concert season at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre is still heating up, plans for what is quickly becoming an annual mid-week concert series have been finalized and will surely satisfy Bluegrass Music fans this fall!  Concerts have been scheduled for Wednesday nights beginning September 3rd and will continue weekly until the International Bluegrass Festival comes to town in October! Tickets are once again only $5 for adults, kids 12 and under are free and pets and picnics welcome! So join us every Wednesday evening from 5:30 – 8:30 for some of the region’s very best Bluegrass entertainment. Tickets on-sale starting Wednesday, August 20th at the amphitheatre box office or through etix.com. TICKETS: Booth Amphitheatre […]

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

New Framework Would Facilitate Use of New Android Security Modules

by: Matt Shipman, News Services North Carolina State University RALEIGH, NC August 21, 2014 – Computer security researchers from North Carolina State University and Technische Universität Darmstadt/CASED in Germany have developed a modification to the core Android operating system that allows developers and users to plug in new security enhancements. The new Android Security Modules (ASM) framework aims to eliminate the bottleneck that prevents developers and users from taking advantage of new security tools. “In the ongoing arms race between white hats and black hats, researchers and developers are constantly coming up with new security extensions,” says Dr. William Enck, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and a senior author of a paper describing the new framework. […]